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Sexy Rocket Girl :iconshadethemystic:ShadetheMystic 4 1 FOPA Files - White Cloak :iconshadethemystic:ShadetheMystic 3 0 FOPA Files - Comet :iconshadethemystic:ShadetheMystic 6 3 FOPA Files - The Plague Doctor :iconshadethemystic:ShadetheMystic 3 0 Airson mo Emma :iconshadethemystic:ShadetheMystic 7 3
The Comet - Stupid Questions in the Dark.
"Wait, what were you doing?"
The slinking figure clad in white stooped over the rocky outcropping, not turning to face Max or his question. A low sighing sound escaped the sloop hood that hid the wraith-like form from view. After a second, a masked face turned to Max, blue eyes giving off an eerie glow.
"I was in Berlin."
Max stepped down from the stony path, placing a hand on the cavern wall to steady himself.
"In 1942?"
"Yes." The responding voice was hollow and metallic, and sounded like a small chorus of voices all speaking in unison. The White Cloak moved like a wisp of fog as he navigated the cavern path, seemingly floating down the unlit grotto.
"Because. Hitler was after three devices of extradimensional origin, and I was sent to stop him."
Max blinked. His eyes struggled to make out anything in the darkness - he could only see in the dark if there was something or someone warm-blooded to give off heat, but the White Cloak was the only other being present, and whatever h
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The Comet - A Conversation With the King
Maxwell Stuartson withdrew his hand from the foaming sea as he flew by, the air shimmering in the wake of his intense jetstream. His skin had reddened from windshear, and had gone numb hours ago, but he ignored his discomfort. He needed answers, and he knew only one man who could provide them.
The rocky cliffs crested the horizon, cutting off the glare from the sunset. Max climbed away from the water's surface, causing the sea behind him to pearl and lift as he shifted his gravitational position.
His visor's computer locked onto several figures along the edge of the complex cliffs, no doubt sentries. As he got closer, he saw them more clearly - easily seven feet tall, even without the large feathered wings on their backs, sun-darkened skin accentuated with slender muscle. Max quietly lit on the craggy, finding himself face to face with the stoic sentries.
"Herald of Phirroc, we welcome you."
The words were stilted, trilling and inflected. Max was impressed that the guards had taken the
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Sorceress' Lament :iconshadethemystic:ShadetheMystic 6 5 Duncan :iconshadethemystic:ShadetheMystic 3 2 Leviathan Calypso :iconshadethemystic:ShadetheMystic 7 2 Monster's Entourage :iconshadethemystic:ShadetheMystic 10 1 MadRobert :iconshadethemystic:ShadetheMystic 0 2 Do You Bleed? :iconshadethemystic:ShadetheMystic 7 0
Just To Be Still For A While
I was walking with my grandmother through a hedge of blue roses at my seventh birthday party when I heard it. The click of the door, the sound of his footsteps, then suddenly, an anguished cry and a great weight slumping to the hardwood floor of the kitchen.
My eyes sprint open, my grandmother and her lavender perfume, her hazelnut hair, and her gossamer voice, all fade into the night as I remind myself where I am. I'm at home. I'm in my bedroom - our bedroom. Max went out; a quick glance at the alarm clock's all-burning green LED tells me that he left five hours ago. He never goes out this long, not unless it's bad. Pachyderm bad, or Dr. Chronos bad.
Nights like this are few and far between, mostly it's only carjackers and muggers and rapists that he has to deal with. But sometimes it'll be an arson, or a prison break, or some lunatic in an elephant costume poisoning children. Those are the nights he needs me. Those are the nights I'm his hero.
I tie the sash on my nightrobe, an anniv
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  • Listening to: The Higurashi ending theme, in my head.
  • Playing: Watch_Dogs 2, FC: Primal
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Ugh. Okay, because I feel like it, vent time. Right, because the polemicism that was my "Seriously, you voted in Cheeto Mussolini?" was calm and reserved, right?

So, I might have mentioned how last year, just after New Year's my shiny and beloved and frankly overly put-upon 3 TB external drive was rendered useless because the power cord had been snipped at the end, and I wasn't able to find a replacement. And how luckily I sort of got an early Christmas present in the form of an adjustable power cable that can handle the wattage needed, so I have it back and I can finally work on a few projects I had to backburner.

This isn't about that. I'm just happy to have the XD back and like saying it.

No, this is about another thing I took for granted and now it seems I can't use anymore. My Photoshop. So, yeah, I was working on some monster designs for work last night, tried using the magic wand tool, and experiencing a long chain of crashes, when Photoshop just decided never to open again. I've tried reinstalling it, but that hasn't worked so far. I still have ImageReady and GIMP, but Photoshop was sort of my workhorse app, so I don't really know how to use either.



John Doek
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
What's to tell? Artist/writer/geek/haberdasher/vampire slayer/the Grey Mouser from Canada, been drawing since '86, been drawing better then horribly since '96, and been drawing with any degree of real talent since Monday. Influences in art are Jim Balent, Rumiko Takahashi, Alex Ross, Adam Warren, and Bruce Timm, and my writing influences are Kevin Smith and BM Bendis.

Current Residence: Nowhere...well, somewhere in Canada, anyways
Favourite genre of music: 80's pop, rock, jpop, symphonic metal
Favourite photographer: Peter Parker :P
Favourite style of art: Pseudo-anime, photorealistic drawing. Not a CGI person.
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: Ummm...I use WMP, mostly.
Shell of choice: Hard taco...get your mind out of the gutters, dammit.
Wallpaper of choice: Whatever I most recently drew up the day before.
Skin of choice: Um....the one I was born with, weathered and scarred though it may be.
Favourite cartoon character: Homer , Astro Boy, Ando Mahoro, Jessica Rabbit, Jun Fudou, Lime, Bloodberry, Fran the Viera, Shampoo
Personal Quote: "Does the hero get the girl in the end?"- 'Love You To Death', Kill Hannah


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